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The visual arts exhibition will feature works by Trevor Geoghegan, Barbara Warren, Sean McSweeney, William Crozier, Gerald Bruen, Sally Maidment, T.P. Flanagan, Nick Miller, Patsi Dan, Vera Gaffney, Fergus Lyons, Malachy Costello, Naomi Draper and Mark Redden.
[Source: Roscommon Herald]
Declan McCormack (22) and Eoin Kelly (20) were pronounced dead at the scene of the tragedy on the Ballyfarnan to Sligo Road at Sooey, County Sligo, on Saturday night, March 2.
A toddler and a teenager were also killed in two separate car accidents two weekends ago.
Gardaí (police) in Sligo said Mr. McCormack, from Riverstown, and his front seat passenger from nearby Greaghnafarna on the Leitrim/Sligo border died instantly, while a 21-year-old rear seat passenger remains in a stable condition in Sligo General Hospital.
[Source: Irish Examiner]
The Coalisland community has been shocked and saddened by the sudden death of one of its most highly-respected and well-known figures while on holiday.
Dr. Joe Hackett, a popular G.P. who was born and raised in the area, was on holiday in Portugal when he died suddenly last Thursday night, February 28, in the busy tourist destination of Albufeira.
Dr. Hackett had been a G.P. at the Barrack Street Health Centre in the town for many years, and his death has come as a great shock to his colleagues Dr. Damian O'Donnell and Dr. Ronan Brannigan, as well as the practice's nurses and other staff members.
[Source: Tyrone Courier]
One of Ireland’s largest trade unions has filed a legal challenge against plans by K.P.S. Capital Partners to manufacture Waterford Crystal in Slovenia.
In a lawsuit filed at the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market – Europe’s trademark registry – Unite said “Waterford Crystal” contains an implied geographical indication preventing the company from selling any goods it has produced outside Waterford.
Waterford Crystal’s parent company Waterford Wedgwood went into receivership in 2009 following a long struggle with falling sales and rising costs. The company’s business was sold to U.S. investment firm K.P.S. Capital Partners, which moved production to Germany and eastern Europe. K.P.S. says it is committed to manufacturing in Waterford.
[Source: Irish Times]
Westmeath County Board is investigating claims that stones were thrown at a linesman during last Wednesday night’s Leinster U-21 football championship quarter-final between Westmeath and Wexford.
It has been alleged that top Longford referee Derek Fahy, who was on the line for the match at Mullingar's Lakepoint Park, was hit by stones as he consulted with referee Fergal Barry prior to the sending off of Westmeath's Kelvin Reilly in extra time.
Westmeath lost the quarter-final by virtue of a late goal by Wexford's Robert Dempsey.
[Source: Westmeath Examiner]
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yous all insult the irish so much, but yet yous want to be irish, sellabrating a bigger paddys day thn all the irish, till this day. either shut up trIrish radio presenter suspended after anti-Israeli comments aired on show
Don't even know where to start jack, your post if full of inaccuracies from beginning to end. The League of Nations came after the Balfour declarationNelson Mandela was against IRA decommissioning its arms during 2000 talks
The OVERWHELMING majority of Irish people in Ireland wanted the IRA to decommission, and Sinn Fein to fully participate in democracy in Ireland. AgainRacist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent says Immigrant Council
@Cepta: It's ridiculuous to say that the Irish government is fuelling racial intolerance through its immigration policies. People who are racist need